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kona paddywagon

Postby LoveB » Sat May 21, 2011 4:47 pm

I'm about to get one... can any owners give me info on them? just gonna use it as a commuter/getaround bike as I dont like riding the MTB everywhere...

I think its still pretty stock/original.. but I will probably change parts out in the future. I'll post pics up tomorrow. :D
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by BNA » Sun May 22, 2011 11:06 am

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Re: kona paddywagon

Postby LoveB » Sun May 22, 2011 11:06 am

here she is!

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Re: kona paddywagon

Postby Mulger bill » Sun May 22, 2011 12:10 pm

Looks nice all right, Konas are great fun under yer bum. :mrgreen:

I'd still like to know why you snuck into my shed for the photo session... :wink:
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Re: kona paddywagon

Postby LoveB » Sun May 22, 2011 1:05 pm

lol we've just moved in so pardon the mess :p


Brakes feel a bit weak. Or maybe I'm just spoiled by MTB disks. lol Although I was told he put lower end brake pads as the original ones were worn.
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Re: kona paddywagon

Postby Mulger bill » Sun May 22, 2011 8:20 pm

Kool Stop pads are one of the best value for money upgrades any rim braked bike can have.
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Re: kona paddywagon

Postby LoveB » Sun May 22, 2011 8:54 pm

How much do those usually go for? will try and pop by some LBS' near me tmrw. I havent been to any since we've moved to Sydney. lol
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Re: kona paddywagon

Postby Mulger bill » Sun May 22, 2011 9:01 pm

A quick google has a going rate of about $15 an end in Australia, UK sites may well be cheaper.
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Re: kona paddywagon

Postby LoveB » Mon May 23, 2011 1:55 pm

Took her out today to the city. hills and all. I never realized how much fun a single gear could give me. lol Hills were surprisingly easier than doing it on an MTB lol
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Re: kona paddywagon

Postby familyguy » Mon May 23, 2011 5:48 pm

Top stuff. Chuck some drops or bar ends on for proper leverage and then it'll climb better. The geometry looks very similar to the KHS I just bought. Very enjoyable.

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Re: kona paddywagon

Postby LoveB » Mon May 23, 2011 9:39 pm

Thanks. Gonna have to try and borrow dropbars first as ppl mentioned it might be too big for me to use drops. But I'll have to see how it goes :D
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Re: kona paddywagon

Postby familyguy » Tue May 24, 2011 11:17 am

Use a 10mm or 20mm shorter stem, it wont be a problem IMHO. You will be more stretched out on drops if you ride on the hoods, but you get more positions for out-of-the-saddle work.

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Re: kona paddywagon

Postby LoveB » Tue May 24, 2011 5:44 pm

I'm hoping to get it liek this

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my mrs wants a his and hers thing going on. lol i dont mind it

or this

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although maybe in a darker cherry red colour or something. and maybe with tan grips and saddle.
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